Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, Trujillo

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  • From the outside an interesting church with 2 bell towers and a smaller, circular tower in between. Inside an architecturally very nice church, blending Romanesque with gothic in architecture and a...  more »
  • Another interesting location on your walk can be the “Church of Santa María la Mayor” which is a Catholic religious temple who is also part of the historical centre. The church is built into the late....  more »
  • this church is part of the domination and oppression that Trujillo is maybe the capital of. impressive and interesting, but depressive when thinking about what was done in the name of this religion...  more »
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  • Small church in the historical centrum of Trujillo, charges a small fee (about 2 euros) for entrance. The inside is simple and made of rock, displaying an old architecture style. Once in, you get access to the church's and go up the (many) steps to get a nice view of the whole city.
  • Great church in good condition. The entrance is only 2€, plus 1€ if you want an audio guide. It absolutely worth the visit. You can visit the church with its beautiful retable, as well as visit to the top of the two towers. They are the highest view points of the Trujillo and offer views to the castle, town and surrounding grasslands. The upstairs of the tower with no bells on top are very narrow and steep. The tower with the bells has wider upstairs and more intermediate floors to take a rest in the ascension.
  • A lovely church
  • Beautiful architecture
  • It Was an Arab mosque but when Trujillo was conquered, the Christians built a temple on its ancient plot, as was the custom. At the end of the last century, to prevent cholera and plague the public buildings were whitewashed with lime and sulphur, among them, this church and some forty years ago it removed the lime, so the stone appears as clean as freshly worked. Note that in the altarpiece of the main altar there is a table where the Virgin Mary is represented breastfeeding the breast of her mother, Santa Ana.
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